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"“Google’s Utopian Vision and the 2024 Election” with Dr Robert Epstein and Jenny Beth Martin"

Voter and ballot fraud may just be a small part of the problem that conservatives face in the upcoming 2024 elections compared to the power of Alphabet, the parent company of Google and YouTube.  Using its “total data collection” systems it can sway the opinions of millions of people and influence how they vote. We’ve known about this issue since at least 2 ...

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"“It’s Time for the US to Use Its Power to Bring the War in Ukraine to an End” with Stephen Bryen"

The war in Ukraine drags on at a terrible cost for all involved with no seeming end in sight. Some estimate that there have been almost 400,000 total Russian and Ukraine casualties so far, although both sides claim their losses are much lower. Ukraine is on the ropes and running out of manpower with its most of its elite forces destroyed. Missiles for its air defense ...

Length: 58.17 minutes
"“The Weaponization of Loneliness” with Stella Morabito"

“Terror can rule absolutely only over men who are isolated against each other.… Therefore, one of the primary concerns of all tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about.” — Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism “Americans have long sensed a ...

Length: 54 minutes
"“Protecting Investors from an Overreaching Regulatory State” with Chris Iacovella"

When Walmart went public in 1970 and soon thereafter listed on the New York Stock Exchange, its SEC disclosure prospectus was 20 pages long. Today, a prospectus requires massive numbers of mostly obscure disclosures imposing very real liabilities for the issuing company - but which no one reads, except for lawyers who charge $2,000 an hour t ...

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"“The FBI’s Ambitious New Plans” with J. Michael Waller"

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is proceeding with plans to build a new headquarters which would be twice the size of the The Pentagon, the world’s largest office building. The new FBI headquarters is to be built on one of three sites in suburban Virginia and Maryland. Those sites are large parcels of 58, 61, and 80 acres. The Kremlin in Moscow —a walled ...

Length: 57 minutes
"The Differences Between Men and Women: Warriors and Worriers with Joyce Benenson"

What are the evolutionary differences between men and women, and how do they survive and thrive through differing competitive strategies?   In this episode, Dr. Joyce Benenson talks with Bill about her book, Warriors and Worriers, which draws her extensive lifelong research on children’s interactions. The result is fascinating array of studies and stories that explore the wa ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“What You Need to Know About Your Money and the Federal Reserve” with Cato’s Norbert Michel"

Is the Federal Reserve a godlike Zeus able to control our money and the economy, preserve financial stability and keep a lid on inflation?    Or is it like the Wizard of Oz? A little man behind the curtain pulling levers to create smoke and noise to terrify and control people, but in the end only one market particip ...

Length: 59.51 minutes
"Are We Really Surprised We’re Having Another Banking Crisis?-Alex Pollock & Steve Dewey"

It looks like the bill is finally coming due after decades of reckless monetary policy and out of control federal spending. After 40 years of relatively stable prices, we now have raging inflation. Interest rates have risen dramatically. Mortgage rates have more than doubled. And commercial banks are now sitting on more than $600 billion of unrealized bond losses. Of course, and as expected, wi ...

Length: 53.40 minutes
"“Silicon Valley Bank: The Bill Finally Comes Due” with Rick Manning and Robert Romano"

This week, Americans for Limited Government published a provocative and insightful piece about the banking system asking, "Has the United States banking system become too big to save?” In the past three years, to finance massive federal spending, the Treasury has issued almost $8 trillion new treasury bonds with almost $4 ...

Length: 43.16 minutes
"“The Labor Department’s Radical Agenda” with Pat Pizzella"

Under President Joe Biden and his Administration the whole of government has been weaponized to promote a so-called Diversity Equity and Inclusion agenda that, in fact, will bring about just the opposite of what these words mean.  Case in point is an assertive, left-wing, anti-family Department of Labor with its power to ...

Length: 57.34 minutes
"“The Ugly Truth About the White House, the FBI and the Social Media Companies” with Jenin Younes and Todd Zywicki"

Newly released documents show that the White House has played a major role in censoring Americans on social media.  Email exchanges between Rob Flaherty, the White House’s director of digital media, and social-media executives prove the companies put Covid censorship policies in place in response to relentless, coercive ...

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"“Ukraine: It’s Time for Realism” with David Goldman and Stephen Bryen"

“The global utopians, led by the likes of Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland, have plunged us into a war which could take us into a real catastrophe,” says David. Already, they’ve let take root a Russian coalition with China, Iran, North Korea, and perhaps Turkey and India. Whether or not Vladimir Putin made a costly mistake in invading Ukraine, the big battles right now are ...

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"“What The Grateful Dead and Successful Dealmakers Have in Common” with Marc Morgenstern"

Backstage with Bill Walton In this episode I compare notes and share stories with veteran dealmaker and entrepreneur Marc Morgenstern. In today’s polarized world, where people seem intent on not agreeing, Marc has had a long and successful career helping opposing sides come to agreement. He’s completed billions of dollars of M&A transactions, buying, selling, and financing businesses as a ...

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"“To Shrink Government, Cut Taxes: How the States are Doing It” with Grover Norquist"

For an excellent primer about how the politics of our over-complicated state and local tax systems operate, this conversation with Grover Norquist is absolutely the place to start.  It's comprehensive, easy to understand and often humorous, as only Grover knows how to make it. (When Grover is not doing taxes, he’s doing stand-up comedy. For real, and he’s good at it.)  As founder of American ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Ukraine, The Balloon and the Loss of US Hegemony” with Brandon Weichert."

Events are picking up pace rapidly on the world stage and I’ve asked my frequent guest Brandon Weichert to join me to help explain what’s happening. Brandon, geopolitical analyst and publisher of The Weichert Report, is among the best at connecting the dots globally with his bold and unnerving forecasts. Among the many issues brewing that we get into: Russia is amassing up to 400 thousand troo ...

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"“It’s High Time for a Ceasefire in Ukraine” with Stephen Bryen and David P. Goldman"

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine grinds on, it’s nearly impossible for the ordinary observer to figure out what's really happening. One of the problems is that war news is generated primarily by Ukrainian propaganda, which is endlessly parroted in the Western media. Anytime there is contradictory information – for example, mention of Ukraine’s high casualtie ...

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"“The Truth about Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change” with Dr Jerome Corsi, PhD"

“This whole climate hysteria seems to focus on a molecule - carbon dioxide (CO2) - which we humans exhale and which we release into the atmosphere by burning so-called fossil fuels,” explains my guest on this episode Jerome Corsi, PhD. But what are realities of CO2, who is behind the agenda to demonize it and - most importantly - who benefits? Dr. Corsi, autho ...

Length: 31.11 minutes
"“It’s Happening According to Plan” with Kevin Freeman"

If someone wanted to weaken, then destroy a sovereign and free United States, what would they do? Well they might start with surrendering its energy independence. Make war on reliable fossil fuels oil and gas, coal and nuclear power.  Induce it to rely on wind and solar energy sources that are certain to lead to rolling blackouts and the ultimate failure of America’s electrical grid. And while ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Countering the Lethal Narrative of the 1619 Project” with Kenneth Blackwell and Bob Woodson"

“The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell

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"“Office Buildings: Will We Ever Go Back?” with John Scheurer"

"Commuting to office work is obsolete. It is now infinitely easier, cheaper, and faster to do what the 19th century could not do, move information, and with it office work to where the people are, the tools to do so are already here. The telephone two-way video, electronic mail, the fax machine, the personal computer, and so on."  Peter Drucker (1989) In 2020, over 30 years later, futurist and ma ...

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"“The Money Confusion: Why Inflation Now?” with John Tamny"

In 1974, with annual inflation raging over 12%, President Gerald Ford introduced WIN (“whip inflation now”) buttons telling Americans: “To help increase food and lower prices, grow more and waste less. To help save scarce fuel in the energy crisis, drive less, heat less.” In other words, the responsibility to fix inflation fell to o ...

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"“How Policy Responses to the Pandemic Continue to Shatter Our World” with Jeffrey Tucker"

The world has suffered and continues to suffer catastrophic economic and social damage from the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 - but not from the virus itself. Rather we’re in the midst of a continuing global crisis created by governments’ policy responses to the pandemic. Trillions of dollars of Federal “relief” spending ...

Length: 34.14 minutes
"“The Red Trickle: Where Do Our Elections Go From Here?” with Paul Teller PhD"

To put it mildly, the expected massive Republican Red Wave in the recent 2022 midterm elections didn’t materialize.  Even though 75% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, the election gave us status quo. Virtually every Governor, Senator and House incumbent won reelection. Trump states elected Republican Senators and Biden states elected Democrats. And despite House Republican ...

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"“The Pro-Human Answer to Intolerance & Racism” with Bion Bartning"

In this episode I’m joined by Bion Bartning, the founder of FAIR, the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism. An entrepreneur and investor, Bion also co-founded e ...

Length: 31.13 minutes
"“Confronting the K-12 Racialist Star Chamber” with Sahar Tartak"

Recently The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by my guest on this episode, Yale freshman Sahar Tartak. Titled ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Climate Change Industrial Complex: Trillion $$$ Promises That It Can’t Keep” with Myron Ebell"

In this episode I’m talking again with Myron Ebell, Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, one of our most effective advocates for Free Market Environmentalism. Myron led the successful decade-long fight to defeat cap-and-trade legislation and led the effort to convince President Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate t ...

Length: 32.27 minutes
"“This is not a Nintendo Game” with Dr Stephen Bryen"

“There is more respect to be won in the opinion of this world by a resolute and courageous liquidation of unsound positions than by the most stubborn pursuit of extravagant or unpromising objectives.” George F. Kennan, 1966 Americans may admire the valiant resistance of the Ukrainians to the Rus ...

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"“Biden’s Playing Nuclear War Brinksmanship with Russia; Meanwhile China Looms” with KT McFarland"

In the 20 months that Joe Biden has been President, his decisions and rhetoric have made the world ever more combustible. Events in Ukraine has reached a flash point. Still, the Biden Administration refuses to negotiate with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The chance of a wider war between NATO and Russia grows ever more likely, a war that would immediately draw in the United States under NATO’s Arti ...

Length: 38.53 minutes
"“Surviving Hurricane Ian while Contemplating Nuclear Armageddon” with Brandon Weichert"

This episode took a couple of twisting turns to complete. A few weeks back, I emailed my friend Brandon Weichert, a very smart geopolitical strategist and publisher of the Weichert Report, to ask if he could come on my show to talk about Ukraine, Putin and the possibilities of a nuclear war. He emailed back that “well, perhaps we could do the recording later this week or next weekend because I'v ...

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"If You Want Lawful Elections, You Need To Get Engaged (Here’s How) with Cleta Mitchell"

Election process isn’t a sexy topic, but if we want to preserve our democratic system, and keep our Republic, election integrity is essential. Election Integrity means ensuring the legal right of all Americans to vote in a free and fair election: without concerns that their political voice would be diminished by individual or institutional fraud, physical or verbal intimidation, vote trafficking ...

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"It is Time to Negotiate Peace Between Ukraine and Russia"

“These are the cold, hard facts: Russia, the country cornering the European energy market, is profiting from its war against Ukraine, while the West’s adversaries gain economic and global dominance. U.S. Warhawks and like-minded ideologues of the European Union (EU) have enabled a war that grinds on, destroying Ukraine, while its leadership poses artistically for Vogue magazine. ...

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"Will Chinese-Style Social Credit Be Coming to America? with Todd Zywicki"

In the decade since Barrack Obama remarked that “it would be so much easier to be the President of China,” the Chinese Communist Party has been working hard to make that job even easier. How?  One way is to impose a social credit system that monitors, rewards, and punishes people according to how closely their behavior conforms to the Party’s diktats. "The ...

Length: 55.16 minutes
"“How We Can Rein in the Power of the Federal Government” with Mark Meckler."

The genius of the founders who gave us the United States Constitution was that they sought to provide a system of government to guard against the concentration of power by an elite few. Their clear-eyed understanding of human nature was that unchecked power almost always and everywhere has been the source of tyranny throughout history. But for more than a century in America, the Constitution, as d ...

Length: 41.53 minutes
"Freedom, CPAC, America and Winning the Next Election with Matt Schlapp"

This episode is set in our mountainside house in Rappahannock County, Virginia for a wide ranging conversation with my friend, the always engaging and provocative Matt Schlapp, leader and Chairman of CPAC. We cover a lot of ground, with some of the highlights being: Why we believe we’re in the human flourishing business. Why the “diversity, equity and inclusion” mantra is a false God. How CP ...

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"“The Supreme Court Reins in the EPA: Why? What Happens Next” with John Vecchione and Casey Norman"

The Supreme Court’s most momentous decision was not the 5-to-4 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. That simply sent the issue back to the states to decide. Rather it was the blockbuster decision to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency from claiming powers that Congress did not grant. When Congress passed the Clean Air Act it authorized the EPA to impose the “best system of emission reduction ...

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"“Making America First Again” with Brooke Rollins"

As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he did accomplish so much was a testament to the strength of his mission - Make America Great Again - and the power of his personal le ...

Length: 51.47 minutes
"“Gun Control Myths” with Dr. John Lott"

We've all been appalled by yet another school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. We want these tragedies to stop. We want to do something.  Of course the cries to “do something” almost always means doing something about guns. Yet, the gun bill just signed into law by Preside ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“National Security Realities: Threats and Solutions” with Brandon Weichert"

From the moment President Joe Biden’s administration took office, the world has grown a more dangerous place, and the pace is accelerating. There’s a long list of national security worries that didn’t used to be of concern to everyday Americans, but now are, or should be. Russia, Ukraine and the prospects of a nuclear war. China’s mou ...

Length: 53.34 minutes
"“Lessons from the Street: Stephen Schwarzman’s Book Prompts Bill to Compare Insights into the World of Money” with John Tamny"

In this episode, my friend John Tamny interviews me about legendary Wall Street leader and Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. There are many fascinating insights and lessons in Steve’s book which we can all benefit from. A few highlights: Steve Schwarzman started Blackstone with ...

Length: 58.59 minutes
"“Cancel Culture Comes to Banking” with Todd Zywicki and Paul Watkins"

Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you were denied access to a bank account or a credit card or access to any kind of digital payment system? Well, it's happening and it's happening to an increasing number of people and organizations. Cancel culture has come to banking. PayPal, major credit card networks and banks have already stopped processing payments for organizations ...

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"“Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained” with Dr Stephen Bryen"

This episode takes a hard look at what’s really at stake for the United States with Russian’s war on Ukraine, and China’s aim to take over Taiwan. Joining me is one the wisest national security experts around, Dr Stephen Bryen. With 50 years of experience in foreign relations and national security, he’s seen it all. Called the Yoda of the arms trade, he was the Pentagon's top cop, the man ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Federal Government Is Using Twitter to Censor Speech” with Jenin Younes and John Vecchione"

Is this right and lawful? Well, we now have a test case to find out. In a first-of-its-kind First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government, attorneys Jenin Younes and John Vecchione of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, argue that the government acted wrongfully when it “directed s ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Why Are We Investing American Retirement Dollars in China?” with Frank Gaffney and Roger Robinson"

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is once again planning to allow federal employees’ to invest their retirement savings into companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. The FRTIB has decided to ignore directives by both President Trump - and President Biden - as well as strong opposition on Capitol Hill, to open a ‘Mutual Fund Window’ in June which would make availa ...

Length: 52.49 minutes
"John Tamny and I Don’t Agree About Everything, and That’s OK"

Author John Tamny joins me on this episode for a freewheeling back and forth about some of today’s big concerns. John, a free market fundamentalist and original thinker, almost always has a contrarian take on things. John’s books include Who Needs the Fed, When Politicians Panicked, Popular Economics and The End of Work. Some of the questions we get into: Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“A Final Report Card on the States’ Response to COVID-19” with Phil Kerpen"

We’re more than two years into the Covid-19 pandemic. So by now, we should know enough to assess what we’ve learned about the measures our governments took to mitigate the virus?  What worked? What didn’t? Fortunately, we now have a comprehensive comparative s ...

Length: 35.05 minutes
"A Behind The Scenes Story Meeting with The Bill Walton Show Team"

Listen in to a behind the scenes story meeting as the Bill Walton Show team speculates on what’s going on in the world. Starlink satellites and all the junk flying around in space, Elon Musk vs Jeff Bezos, Ukraine, the domino theory, Biden’s open borders, Alyona’s Kazakhstan take on Russia, media’s monolithic coverage of Ukraine, inflation, cooking oil and fertilizer prices, the insane (pe ...

Length: 40.34 minutes
"“Have US and EU Blunders Led to Putin’s War?” with J. Michael Waller"

In this episode I’m talking again with Dr. J. Michael Waller, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. Mike’s Secret Empir ...

Length: 41.58 minutes
"“Are We Misreading Putin’s War Aims” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry"

This episode is a follow-up to my conversation a few weeks ago with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry about our concerns that our Administration’s responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to nuclear war. ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“A Brave New – and More Dangerous – World” with Brandon Weichert"

Since the COVID-19 virus was loosed upon the world, either intentionally or accidentally, from Wuhan, China, the world has been fundamentally changed. The globalist economic and ...

Length: 53.20 minutes
"“America’s Open Borders” with Ken Cuccinelli and Russ Vought"

“No borders. No walls. No USA at all.”      ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Taking a Hard Look at our Dependence on China for Our Drugs” with Rosemary Gibson and Frank Gaffney"

Thirty years ago, the United States, Europe, and Japan manufactured 90 percent of the global supply of the key ingredients for the world's medicines and vitamins. No more. China is now the largest global supplier.   Millions of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs m ...

Length: 49.36 minutes
"“Stops Along the Way” with Brent Bozell"

Growing up Bozell. Stops Along the Way: A Catholic Soul, a Conservative Heart, an Irish Temper, and a Love of Life. Talking in this episode with L. Brent Bozell III, author of Stops Along the Way and who is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. Brent founded and is president of the Media Research Center, the largest media watchdog organization ...

Length: 37.40 minutes
"“A Nuclear War Scenario” with Dr Peter Vincent Pry"

This is a very upsetting episode. I’m joined by my frequent guest Dr Peter Vincent Pry and we’re talking about Ukraine and the likelihood of nuclear war. Dr Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, served as chief of staff to the congressional EMP Commission, and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum. Just recently, he published a piece titled, “Th ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Ukraine First?” with Fred Fleitz and John Zadronzy"

For a wide ranging overview of how and why the Biden’s national and homeland security teams have made America more vulnerable on virtually every front, start here. I’m joined on this episode by ...

Length: 44.53 minutes
"“The West’s New Totalitarianism” with Dr. Naomi Wolf and Jenin Younes"

In the past two years, measures taken to deal with Covid have resulted in extraordinary losses of freedom in the West - in fact, all over the world - driven by government mandates and lockdowns. Now that it's clear that we're no longer in the throes of a pandemic, what next? For how long are citizens prepared to accept these extraordinary extensions of state power and loss of their civil li ...

Length: 53.03 minutes
"“Race Marxism” with James Lindsay"

James Lindsay is someone who truly understands Critical Race Theory and doesn’t believe a word of it. As James explains in this episode of The Bill Walton Show, “Critical Race Theory is a disaster. Critical Race Theory is the tip of a 100 year-long spear that's being thrust into the side of Western civilization. In its simplest terms, CRT is Race Marxism.” Like Marxism, CRT is a fun ...

Length: 51.14 minutes
"The Desecrators with Matt & Mercy Schlapp"

The subtitle of Matt Schlapp’s new book, written with Deal Hudson, sums up well why this book is a must read.   Defeating the cancel culture mob and reclaiming one nation under God   They write: “For half a century, people of faith have seen traditional ideas of morality undermined as a cascade of progressive revolutions impacted society. The waves of change hit the shores, but most neverthe ...

Length: 58.38 minutes
"Ukraine: Is the Biden Administration Unleashing Furies It Does Not Understand? with Dr Peter Vincent Pry and J. Michael Waller"

There are growing calls among political elites in Washington for the United States to “do something" about preventing a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.  But do we have the military capabilities to stop it? Why do we want Ukraine to join ...

Length: 36.18 minutes
"“Govzilla: How the Relentless Growth of Government Is Devouring Our Economy—And Our Freedom” with Steve Moore"

On this episode we’re talking with economist Steve Moore about his terrific new book Govzilla. It’s a sobering, yet easy to read, tale of the gigantic expansion of government over the last 50 years, and especially over the last two years since COVID hit. “The virus became an excuse to massively expand the powers of government,” says Steve, “the size of government, the regu ...

Length: 54.31 minutes
"“Ethics at the Heart of Public Policy” with Ryan Anderson and Roger Severino"

America’s founding ideals and our nation’s rich Judeo-Christian heritage have been under constant attack from a so-called “progressive” Left for over a hundred years.  Yet as they’ve marched through and deconstructed America’s great cultural institutions, instead of the “progress” they claim, we’re seein ...

Length: 60 minutes
"George F. Will on “American Happiness and Discontents” with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny"

In this episode we get to talk with George F. Will about his latest collection of essays, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, and also about his magnum opus, The Conservative Sensibility. Joining in on the conversation are John Tamny, Vice President of FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and author of W ...

Length: 42.42 minutes
"“No Rights, No Games” with Chen Guangcheng, Reggie Littlejohn and Yaxue Cao"

The 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing China opens a few weeks from now, and the International Olympic Committee's 2015 decision to have China host the event looks ever more dubious. Since then, it's become obvious to most observers that China, never a champion of human rights, is growing ever more oppressive. It’s Communist Party leadership has become even more deeply committed to preserving it ...

Length: 49.25 minutes
"“The Great Reset” with Jay Richards and James Patrick"

Unprecedented government measures to stop the spread of an unstoppable virus have morphed into mortal threats to our liberties and civil rights, not just here in the United States, but worldwide. First we were told that lockdowns, masks, and social distancing stop the spread of the virus. Do these things and we would be safe. There’s no clear correlation between these measures and the spread ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Future of Energy and New Technologies” with Mark Mills"

Today’s episode is a treasure trove of important facts that we all should know about technology, society and the future. ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti"

Albert Einstein said science can only flourish in an atmosphere of free speech.  Today, despite claims about “following the science” with regard to Covid 19, this is simply not happening. Why? Because “they” have taken away one of the essential elements of science: allowing ...

Length: 49.39 minutes
"“Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood"

Over the course of roughly four generations, from around 1950 to the present, American culture has been transformed from a culture that believed in the value of self-control into a culture that celebrates self-expression. And that “self-expression” has now twisted into a new form of anger - political wrath - which makes a performance art out of our darkest emotions. So argues my guest on this ...

Length: 48.27 minutes
"“Challenging Leviathan” with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes"

In this episode, we're talking again about the coercive power of the Administrative State and its serious threat to our constitutional freedoms. No other development in contemporary American law denies more rights to more Americans. Joining me to discuss is Mark Chenoweth, Executive Director, and Jenin Younes, Litigation Counsel for the New Civi ...

Length: 46.28 minutes
"“Is the Administrative State Democracy’s Death Knell” with Michael Pack"

Your eyes may glaze over when you hear people talking about the “administrative state.” But if you care about liberty, it’s long past time to start paying close attention to what the Administrative State is and how impervious it has become to election outcomes. Today in Washington, we have what’s become effectively a fourth branch of government: an unelected permanent bureaucracy of self-r ...

Length: 43.55 minutes
"“Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp"

In the past decade, America’s big businesses have increasingly moved to the political left. For evidence, take a look at their actions and stances on critical race theory indoctrination, vaccine mandates, radical climate change agendas, boardroom “diversity”, doing business and making common cause with a hostile China, etc … on issue after issue they align with the “woke” left. Now eve ...

Length: 49.07 minutes
"“An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins"

I open this show fondly quoting Shakespeare about how “one man in his time plays many parts.” He could have been writing about my friend and one of my personal heroes Tony Perkins Tony's indeed a man of many extraordinary and effective parts. He's president of the Family Research Council. He's been chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and past President of the Counc ...

Length: 52.04 minutes
"“Marxism’s Long March” with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe"

America is waking up to the capture of our institutions by the “progressive” woke Left. Beginning with K-12 education, universities, the media, and Hollywood, it’s now moved into many churches, our military and corporate boardrooms. This didn’t happen overnight. In this wide ranging and thoughtful conversation with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe, we explore its roots going back to an obsc ...

Length: 46.55 minutes
"“After Covid: Recovering Our Liberty” with John Tamny and Don Boudreaux"

It’s almost two years on from the onset of the Covid virus and we know a lot now that we didn’t then. Society should be healing. But we live in vitriolic and partisan times, and widespread disagreement abounds about what it was, what it is, what it isn’t and how to cope with it. Yet to those who understand how economies work, this much seems clear: governments’ blunderbuss one-size-f ...

Length: 46.32 minutes
"“Standing Up For Truth” with Kevin Hassett"

First year economics classes usually begin the semester with the principles of supply and demand. You learn that incentives matter and that to suggest otherwise is to betray basic principles of economics - and human nature. You learn that you can ignore or violate these fundamental laws, but that you cannot change them. You learn that throughout history the societies that have succeeded r ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Liberty or Lockdown” with Jeffrey Tucker"

It is hard to overstate the assault  on civil liberties we are witnessing  in America today.  What began over a year and a half ago as temporary government measures to keep us safe from a virus spread from China, have now metastasized ...

Length: 43.29 minutes
"“Afghanistan, China and an Unaccountable Congress” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra"

In this episode we talk with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, formerly Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and now Chairman of the Center for Security Policy Board of Advisors. Some of the many things we explore: Biden’s preposterous claim that “America is not at war” seemingly oblivious to China President Xi’s aggressive global ambitions. And the Administration ...

Length: 37.53 minutes
"“Restoring Our Election Integrity” with Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski"

Election Integrity:  Why we don’t have it, how we lost it and what to do about it.   In the election of 2020 we saw a dramatic loosening of the chain of custody of ballots. We saw an indiscriminate use of mass mail-in ballots. We saw a verification process junked and pushed aside. And as a consequence, we saw major irregularities in that election.  The result: a waning confidence among voters ...

Length: 29.09 minutes
"“Our Dunkirk Moment” with Steve Moore"

The Reconciliation Bill, which Congress is rushing to pass in a matter of days, will push America over the brink into financial and social catastrophe. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hellbent on this as her legacy project to turn the U.S. into a European entitlement state.  No one c ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Administrative State vs Our Civil Liberties” with Philip Hamburger and Jenin Younes"

Joe Biden has mandated that businesses with more than 100 employees require every worker to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. It's estimated this will impact over 80 million people or almost two thirds of the country's workforce.  Setting aside his dictatorial and offensive ton ...

Length: 56 minutes
"“Ahead of the Curve” with John Mauldin"

In this Part 2 of my show with John Mauldin, we range far and wide peering into an optimistic future for humanity.  Near term, things look pretty bleak, but when you step back and look at the innovations and technologies that will end up enhancing and prolonging human life, the fut ...

Length: 49.47 minutes
"“The Afghanistan Debacle: What it Means for Americans” with Dr Stephen Bryen and Kyle Shideler"

The Afghanistan debacle.  An in-depth look at its implications with Dr Stephen Bryen, Senior Fellow at the American Center for Democracy and Kyle Shideler, Director and Senior Analyst for the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, both with the Center for Security Policy.  ...

Length: 30.54 minutes
"The TBWS Brain Trust : “Afghanistan, what a Catastrophe”"

It's on everybody's mind right now. Emotions are raw. What were we doing there? Where we're going to go from here? What this means for the country, and the rest of the world, going forward, since we cannot trust this Administration’ ...

Length: 52.08 minutes
"“Why America Must Remain the World’s Preeminent Seapower” with Russ Vought and Arthur Herman"

After decades of cuts to shipbuilding and maintenance, the United States Navy has been stripped down to a fleet barely larger than it was 100 years ago, in 1916.  Meanwhile, China has dramatically increased its spending on its Navy, as well as on its Air Force, cyberspace and elect ...

Length: 50.47 minutes
"“Vaccine Mandates?” with Professor Todd Zywicki and Jenin Younes"

On June 28th 2021, George Mason University announced its reopening policy related to the COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester. The policy required all unvaccinated students and staff members - including those who can demonstrate natural immunity from prior COVID-19 infections - to wear masks on campus, physically distance and undergo frequent COVID-19 testing. On July 22, GMU emailed the policy to ...

Length: 48.56 minutes
"“Fingers of Instability” with John Mauldin"

In this episode I’m joined by John Mauldin the best-selling author of Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market and whose “Strategic Investors Conference” is considered among the best events in the business. This is the 21st anniversary of John’s newsletter Thoughts from the Frontline aimed at helping individual investors and institutions develop a clearer ...

Length: 35.32 minutes
"“These People Are Crazy” with Steve Moore"

My guest this week is economist Steve Moore  Our topic: the economy and how the trillion upon trillion dollar spending orgy in Washington is going to cause irreparable damage to America. “This is an extremely dangerous time for our country. What happens over the course of the next three or four months ...

Length: 48.27 minutes
"“America’s Intelligence Wars” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra and Fred Fleitz"

We are living in a complicated and dangerous time in America. American intelligence and national security should not be part of partisan politics but that is exactly what they’ve become. “We saw it towards the end of the Obama administration, and the transition into the Trump administration,” according to my guest, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra. “The weaponization of intelligence and the i ...

Length: 50.37 minutes
"“Wokeness: A Grave Risk to America’s Military”"

Today we are witnessing a growing threat to our American military. A threat that is capable of doing what no foreign enemy ever could:  Fracture the world’s greatest armed forces from within, through divisive political indoctrination and controls. That threat is called “wokeness.” ...

Length: 25.57 minutes
"Previewing the “Covid Olympics”"

As COVID cases continue to climb in Tokyo, the nation is preparing to host the world in what may wind up being the most infamous Olympic Games ever. The Bill Walton show team discusses the role the virus is already playing and impacting athletes. There’s also the issue of wokeness as members of Team USA are expected to protest the National A ...

Length: 48.02 minutes
"The Dictatorship of Woke Capital with Stephen Soukup"

For the better part of a century, the Left has been waging a methodical - and largely successful - war to control American institutions. Our universities, K-12 education, the news media, Hollywood, federal government bureaucracies … to name just a few … have all fallen victim to what the Left calls their “long march.” During most of that time American business and the military escape ...

Length: 50.58 minutes
"Debunking the 1619 Project with Phil Magness"

It’s becoming quite clear that one of the central aims of Critical Race Theory is to delegitimize and diminish the political and moral achievement that is the United States of America. And with their 1619 Project, the New York Times has weighed in to rewrite American history by deconstructing institutions responsible for our prosperity and our success: free market capitalism and the United St ...

Length: 45.40 minutes
"Talking with Charles Murray"

Identity politics, and charges of systematic racism and white privilege, pose an existential threat to the American experiment and risk tearing our country apart. In this episode, I talk with Charles Murray - one of America’s greatest social scientists - who has now weighed in on this crisis with his latest book: “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America” In it he argues that we must ...

Length: 53.56 minutes
"Victims of Communism: Are We Condemned to Repeat the Past?"

America has a problem. Positive attitudes toward communism and socialism are at an all-time high in the United States. Almost 40% of Americans now view them favorably and half of our kids in their 20s say they favor socialism. This demonstrates a stunning lack of knowledge of the evils of communism. In the last century, communism murdered more than 100 million people, and forced billions in ...

Length: 52.57 minutes
"“Thinking Again about the Unthinkable” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry"

This show comes at time that this episode’s guest, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, calls our “hinge of fate.” Our topic is his riveting paper "Surprise Attack: ICBMs and the Real Nuclear Threat" where he lays bare the world’s current and future nuclear warfare realities. It’s an issue that many simply do not want to think about. As Peter puts it, “when it comes to nuclear weapons, U.S. ...

Length: 53.52 minutes
"“How Financial Regulations are Reshaping America” with Todd Zywicki and Brian Johnson"

If you think a show about financial regulation is likely to be boring, I ask you to think again.   Financial regulations are really about money.   And in particular, ordinary Americans’ money.   Consumer credit and credit cards Student loans  Credit reporting Mortgage finance Fintech  Crypto currencies How small businesses get financed   And financial regulations have become yet another pr ...

Length: 47.28 minutes
"Why Republican Glenn Youngkin could become the next Governor of Virginia"

The most politically important election in America takes place this November - the race to become the next governor of Virginia. This race will not be just about Virginia. It will be the first statewide election since Joe Biden took office, and will also be a referendum: How do voters feel about where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are taking the country. Glenn Youngkin is the Republican candidate ...

Length: 47.50 minutes
"“A Woke CIA is a Broke CIA” with Fred Fleitz and Mike Waller"

“I used to struggle with imposter syndrome, but at age thirty six I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. I am tired of feeling like I'm supposed to apologize for the space I occupied rather than intoxicate people with my effort, my brilliance. I am proud of me, full stop.”    Is this a quote from a self-help workshop in a “safe space” on a u ...

Length: 30.21 minutes
"The TBWS Roundtable on “Joe Biden’s Horribles”"

My friend Paul Teller keeps a running (and depressing) list of the destructive actions taken by Joe Biden’s Administration. Joe Biden has been in office for just a few months and already the list is a mile long.   Paul, who was a top aide to VP Mike Pence and is now his chief of staff, calls his list “The Horribles” The TBWS Team agrees that the name is apt. In yet another free association ...

Length: 28.50 minutes
"The Future of Policing in America"

The Bill Walton Show Roundtable worries about what the future of law enforcement could look like in this country. In many cities, seasoned officers are rushing to retire - causing a major deficit as those positions are becoming harder to fill. Increasingly, resisting arrest is becoming a badge of protest.  And rather than punishing law breakers, police officers are being demonized for doing ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Combating Woke Capitalism” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp"

For years, major American corporations have been drifting to the political Left.  Now that drift seems more like a tidal wave. Companies like Coca Cola, Delta Airlines … and even Major League Baseball have, for example, condemned Georgia’s legislature’s effort to protect free and fair elections. ...

Length: 57.45 minutes
"“The Chinese dominance of your medicine cabinet” with Rosemary Gibson"

When you think of all the things in your house that are "made in China", one thing you may not realize is how many medicines are. That bottle of aspirin? Made in China. Penicillin? Made in China. Even something as simple as Vitamin C is produced in China. And if that's not shocking enough, there's also a good chance your doctor doesn't even know where these medicines are being manufactured! ...

Length: 48.11 minutes
"“Refounding America” with Mercy and Matt Schlapp"

This past year has been filled with adversity, but with tough times can come great blessings. In my case, Sarah and I have found a wonderful blessing in our friendship with Mercy and Matt Schlapp and their five daughters. We all found ourselves locked down in our places in Madison and Rappahannock County, Virginia during the pandemic. So what did we do? We formed a “quarantine club” and got to ...

Length: 50.25 minutes
"“Weighing the Cost of Panic” with Jay Richards and John Tamny"

In this episode, Bill talks with Jay Richards and John Tamny about the Covid-19 pandemic and the trade-offs between freedom and government mandated “safety.” Should governments have simply provided people with information about risks and precautionary measures, or were the microscopic instructions, lockdowns and mask mandates necessary? At this point the answer seems pretty clear. “ ...

Length: 42.41 minutes
"The Bard and The Bible"

For the past year or so, I’ve been reading in a daily devotional titled the The Bard and The Bible. In it each day is a quote from William Shakespeare, a related passage from the King  James Bible and a witty and wise reading of how they might relate to us today. With Shakespeare, and of course anything related to the Bible, increasingly banned from American school curriculums, we ...

Length: 48.18 minutes
"An Actor’s Craft: A conversation with Tony LoBianco"

During the last several years, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know a wonderful actor, Tony LoBianco.  It’s the 50th anniversary of his iconic movie “The French Connection” where he played Sal Boca, and a perfect occasion to invite him on the show to talk about the acting craft and working with other creatives. A leading actor in films, TV and the stage, he's made over 100 ...

Length: 41.46 minutes
"The Unsettling Truth About Green Energy with Mark Mills"

In this episode, Mark Mills, Energy & Tech expert at the Manhattan Institute, and I go in-depth about the perils of so-called “green energy.” Case in point: February's deadly blackout in Texas. Texas, with the most wind farms in the country providing 25% of its energy, learned what happens when the weather gets cold and the wind goes away ...

Length: 42.35 minutes
"Warriors and Worriers with Joyce Benenson"

What are the evolutionary differences between men and women, and how do they survive and thrive through differing competitive strategies?  In this episode, Dr. Joyce Benenson talks with Bill about her book Warriors and Worriers,which draws her extensive lifelong research on children's interactions. The result is fa ...

Length: 1.06 minutes
"The Strange Rabbit Hole of Theory with James Lindsay"

If it's possible to have a fun and entertaining conversation about political correctness, critical race theory and the state of being "woke", this is it. Joining me is James Lindsay, PhD, Co-author of Cynical Theories and founder of the newdiscourses.com website and podcasts. James, who has been called the Donald Trump of Intellectuals (meant as an insult), because of his courage to take on polit ...

Length: 32.57 minutes
"Trans Men in Women’s Sports"

On this episode, our TBWS Roundtable discusses the push by the radical woke left to let transgendered boy/girl athletes participate in girls and women’s sports.   After coming out strongly against trans men in women’s sports, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recently vetoed a bill that would’ve banned it. Why? She says “it’s complicated” and she may be right.    The very woke NCAA ...

Length: 48.55 minutes
"The “Mis-Pricing” of Calvin Coolidge"

On this episode, we look into the life and presidency of Calvin Coolidge with Amity Shlaes, author of The NY Times bestsellers Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, The Greedy Hand and The Great Society. Amity is also co-editor of a fascinating new edition of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge revealing how he embodied the best of America's founding principles and the charac ...

Length: 47.33 minutes
"A Wide-Ranging Conversation with the Always Interesting Yaron Brook"

On this episode, I’m talking with Yaron Brook, Chair of the Ayn Rand Institute, in a wide-ranging conversation that launches into the case for why the profit motive is a good thing. Capitalism gets a bad rap in the media and pop culture, but should business be epitomized by Gordon Gecko or Steve Jobs? Was the 2008 financial crisis caused by greedy Wall Streeters or by wrongheaded government poli ...

Length: minutes
"Bill Walton Guest on Securing America TV"

On Frank Gaffney’s Securing America TV, Frank and I talk about the ESG (Environmental Social Governance) movement - what it is and why it is dangerous for Wall Street to embrace it. We also wonder about Blackrock’s Larry Fink and his mission to place environmental issues and the woke agenda ahead of profit and shareholders.   ...

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"Bill Walton delves into Sen. Manchin and the future of the Filibuster"


Length: 46.37 minutes
"The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure with John Allison"

On this episode, I'm joined by John Allison, named one of the 100 most successful CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about how he went from growing up in a lower-middle income family in North Carolina to becoming the head of BB&T, the Cato Institute and author of "The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure". John and I disc ...

Length: 35.38 minutes
"CPAC, Trump and the future of the GOP"

The TBWS Roundtable discusses former President Trump's CPAC speech, and what it means for Republicans going forward. Has he learned anything about shoring up his weaknesses? Will he attempt another run for President? Should he? And if not, where does the Republican party go from here?We also look at the future for Mike Pence. What role will the former VP play in the party? Plus, we look at the ...

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"Bill Walton’s recipe for success in 2022 and 2024"

Bill speaks with Frank Gaffney host of Securing America. ...

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"Bill Walton recaps Donald Trump’s CPAC Speech"

Bill speaks with Frank Gaffney host of Securing America. ...

Length: 28.19 minutes
"“Just the Facts”"

The phrase “Just the facts” has taken on new meaning with the creation of media-based fact checkers. However, the definition of truth varies based on the organization doing the research. I’m joined today by Jim Agresti, the President and co-founder of Just Facts as we talk about why what you see in the media is often agenda driven and what his organization does to find the truth. ...

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"Bill Walton talks about China, Naomi Wolff and the Left’s playbook for America"


Length: 38.54 minutes
"“Sim City” COVID with Phil Magness and Jeffrey Tucker"

In this Episode, we continue our conversation with Jeffrey Tucker and are now joined by Phil Magness also with the American Institute for Economic Research regarding the current state of the nation due to the Coronavirus. How does the handling of the virus remind us of the video game "Sim City"? What does the future hold now that the vaccine is starting to be distributed? We also discuss what the ...

Length: 48.04 minutes
"A new clarity in a COVID world with Jeffrey Tucker"

With the first anniversary of the emergence of the Coronavirus, Jeffrey Tucker head of research at the American Institute for Economic Research joins me for an in-depth discussion about what have we learned so far about the virus and what the future holds for our daily lives. We also talk about how 2020 was almost medieval, and how long it ...

Length: 49.35 minutes
"A light at the end of the COVID tunnel? with Phil Kerpen"

As Coronavirus lockdowns around the country are slowly starting to be lifted, I'm joined by Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment to talk about what shutting down businesses and social activities have meant for our economy and our social fabric. We also discuss what the future holds now that vaccines are starting to be administered. ...

Length: 44.05 minutes
"Wall Street War Games with The Bill Walton Show Team"

On this episode, the BWS Roundtable discusses how thousands so called amateur investors got everyone talking about GameStop and Robinhood. What caused the stock to skyrocket? What does it say about the future of Wall Street? How will the regulators react? Those questions and more will be answered during this in-depth conversation. ...

Length: 35.57 minutes
"From Biden to Brady: Looking back on January 2021"

As we start a new year, I’m joined by my friend John Tamny with Freedom Works and Real Clear Markets to recap the events of the past month. We talk about the unrest at the U.S. Capitol, the first days of President Biden‘s administration, and the role Gisele Bundchen plays in the ongoin ...

Length: 32.44 minutes
"2020 Silver Linings"

As we wrap up one of the most chaotic years in modern memory, members of the BWS team gather virtually to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. What will the future hold when it comes to masks? The economy? Life in general? While 2020 is one most of us would like to forget, we manage to find several “silver linings” heading into 2021. ...

Length: 10.54 minutes
"The Meaning of Christmas"

Have you noticed more people using the phrase “Merry Christmas”? This wonderful holiday greeting has come back in style in recent years, and in this special holiday episode, we take a very personal - and spiritual - look into the meaning of Christmas . My friend, Larry Green, owner of the Spirit Wind Trucking Company, joins me in a brief discussion about how it goes far beyond gift givin ...

Length: 29.37 minutes
"Paul Krugman vs. Ayn Rand with Tal Tsfany"

In the era of mandated mask wearing and social distancing, we are fighting two battles: One against COVID-19, the other over preserving personal freedoms. In a piece about the virus, New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman blamed President Trump and Ayn Rand for Americans who have stood up against wearing a face covering. Calling it "libertarianism gone bad, a misunderstanding of what freedom is a ...

Length: 25.24 minutes
"BWS Roundtable: Talkin’ shots— the debate over the COVID vaccine."

As states are expected to start receiving their first vaccine doses as soon as next week, the new battle over whether you’ll be required to get the COVID shot is about to begin. In the debut of the Bill Walton Show Roundtable, I’m joined by Rich McFadden of Radio America, Greg Corombos host of the Three Martini Lunch and Journalist Brian McNicoll in a lively exchange about how having the va ...

Length: 15 minutes
"So much fraud…Too little time? with The Honorable Kenneth Blackwell"

The Hon. Ken Blackwell is back with the latest in the fraud investigation related to the 2020 Presidential election. With less than a month to go until Congress is scheduled to count the electoral votes, we discuss what needs to happen and why fraud isn’t the only obstacle the Trump campaign needs to overcome. ...

Length: 38.43 minutes
"Surviving COVID with Dr. Jay Richards"

Weeks after our interview with Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of “The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe”, he contracted COVID-19. Now recovered, Jay tells me about his personal experience with the virus, discussions he had with front line healthcare workers and why they don’t wear the masks that the rest of us wear. We also look at how vaccines ...

Length: 22.41 minutes
"Illegal Voting and the 2020 Election with Jim Agresti"

As the investigation into the 2020 Presidential Election continues, questions about the legitimacy of some voting machines and mail-in ballots are only part of the issue. Jim Agresti, Founder and CEO of "Just Facts" joins me to talk about how non-citizens were able to cast ballots to help tip the scales in favor of Joe Biden. ...

Length: 47 minutes
"Commercial Real Estate in a COVID World with John Scheurer"

People are working from home and traveling less these days due to COVID-19. That’s resulted in a lot of companies re-evaluating whether they need a brick and mortar space, and the hospitality industry struggling to fill rooms. Commercial real estate expert John Scheurer and I discuss the current state of the market and where it’s likely to head once the Coronavirus is behind us. ...

Length: 31.26 minutes
"Does Voter’s Remorse Lie Ahead? with Brent Bozell"

While Trump voters knew who they were supporting, a new study shows many of those in swing states who voted for Joe Biden didn’t really know him at all. Brent Bozell, President & Founder of the Media Research Center details the poll, the realities of our mainstream media, where we as a nation go from here in regard to the White House, and how to get the social media companies to give all ...

Length: 31.25 minutes
"Section 230 – Mend it, Or End it with Klon Kitchen"

If you’ve ever had a post flagged on or removed from social media, you need to know about the arcane sounding Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act.  Klon Kitchen, the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Technology Policy joins me to take an in-depth look into Section 230 - called “the 26 wo ...

Length: 30.32 minutes
"The Gettysburg Address with Leigh Wilson Smiley"

As we celebrate the 157th anniversary of the Gettysburg address, I try my hand at reciting and analyzing the historic speech with Voice and Acting Coach Leigh Wilson Smiley. We also discuss how the address relates to the current state of affairs in our country. ...

Length: 21.03 minutes
"“We’re in the Fight” with Ken Blackwell and J. Christian Adams"

On this special edition, we continue our in-depth look at what’s happening with the Trump campaign’s battle over the counting of legal votes. The Hon. Ken Blackwell, advisory board member of the Trump/Pence 2020 Campaign and J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation discuss the latest on the recount process and the strategy moving forward. ...

Length: 17.04 minutes
"“Do the votes matter at all? with Tom Fitton”"

For our 100th episode, we continue to take an in-depth look into the 2020 Presidential election. As the lawsuits by the Trump campaign continue, we chat with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. He is the author of “ ...

Length: 17.59 minutes
"“Is time running out for President Trump?” with John Fund"

On this special edition of the Bill Walton Show, we talk about the fight for the White House as the legal battle continues by the Trump campaign.  But is there enough time to get it through the courts? John Fund with the National Review is skeptical. ...

Length: 30.54 minutes
"“Fact-Free Journalism with Mark Tapscott and Brian McNicoll”"

Last month Atlantic ran a hit piece on President Trump that was notable, even by today’s low standards of journalistic practice, for its invisible sourcing.  It remains news because it typifies the realities of our increasingly fact-free media environment. “It’s based on four anonymous sour ...

Length: 1.37 minutes
"“Do we need masks?”"


Length: 47.21 minutes
"“Paying the Price of Panic” with Dr. Jay Richards"

“The human costs of the emergency response to Covid 19 have vastly outweighed its benefits.” So argue, backed by a vast amount of research, scholars Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe, authors of “The Price of Panic.” For the first time in history, the world has shut itself down - by choice - for fear of a virus whose dangers have been ...

Length: 25.55 minutes
"“Making a Difference: HillFaith” with Mark Tapscott"

“If you wanted to aim at the heart of the matter to bring about a more virtuous Washington DC where would you start? For Mark Tapscott, the award winning investigative journalist, editorial page editor and founder of HillFaith, the answer is clear: share the Good News of His Gospel with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill. “If you were asked, who’s the most influential but least wel ...

Length: 30.10 minutes
"“When Politicans Panicked” with John Tamny"

Talking with John Tamny about his upcoming book “When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason." His premise, and I agree, is that experts aren’t the answer to crisis, they are the crisis. What was needed at the onset of the virus was leadership wise enough to let sensible Americans figure out how to protect themselves. Information coming from ...

Length: 32.22 minutes
"College Football: Money Culture Politics with John Tamny and Brian McNicoll"

It’s Saturday in September and there’s no Big Ten football being played today. But in a not-so-surprising reversal, just weeks after Kevin Warren, the Big Ten commissioner, pointedly said the decision not to play this year would “not be revisited”, they revisited. They just announced that it will start up its fall football season October 24. Why the change? Of course it faced pres ...

Length: 31.12 minutes
"“The Post Office: Explained” with Brian McNicoll"

Confused about what’s going on with the Post Office?  I've been. So I asked my friend Brian McNicoll, who has written extensively about the post office for many years and has a real feel for its economics and the politics, to clarify what’s going on. In our conversation he explains, “the Post Offi ...

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"“The Covid Coup” with Angelo Codevilla"

“From early March 2020 on, the best-known authorities on epidemics—the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control— have presented the COVID-19 respiratory disease to the Western world as a danger equivalent to the plague.  But China’s experience, which its government obfuscated, had already ...

Length: 42.20 minutes
"“Howard Zinn’s War on History” with Jarrett Stepman and Dr. Mary Grabar"

There is no historian like Howard Zinn. Certainly no other history book has taken the place of the Bible at the swearing-in of an elected official . But in 2019, Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History” was the sacred object on which newly elected Oklahoma City council member JoBeth Hamon chose to place her hand for her oath of office . “For ...

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"“Forget Covid 19. Worry about EMP.” With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Frank Gaffney."

It’s time to wake up to an existential risk that looms infinitely larger than anything posed by the Covid 19 virus.      Electromagnetic pulse (EMP). EMP can be caused by a naturally occurring solar storm, a nuclear weapon or something as simple as a manmade suitcase sized device and would collapse electric grids and electrical critical infrastructures all over ...

Length: 33.24 minutes
"Why Ayn Rand Matters Today with Tal Tsfany"

Many of us have read Ayn Rand's novels especially, “Atlas Shrugged” and the “Fountainhead.” But I have been surprised to learn how her ideas and philosophy have continued to resonate throughout the world many years after her novels were first published.   To learn more about this I asked Tal Tsfany, President and CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute to come on the show to talk about the Ayn Rand ...

Length: 47.59 minutes
"“Enough is Enough” with Donna Rice Hughes and Colby May"

Some of society's problems are just so upsetting that it's hard to imagine that they continue to exist, or in fact, are spreading. Well, this episode explores one of the worst: Internet child pornography and sex trafficking. Internet pornography been called the largest unregulated social experiment in history. Ushered it into the cultural mainstream, it enjoys increasingl ...

Length: 16 minutes
"A conversation with Michael Pack, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Agency for Global Media"

In part two of my conversation with Michael Pack, I talk with Michael about what it's like to be a conservative filmmaker in today's America and how documentaries have become almost the exclusive playground of the left. Michael Pack is an extraordinary man. President and co-founder of Manifold Productions, he has produced and directed over 15 documentaries, broadcast on PBS and has had an incredib ...

Length: 25 minutes
"Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny"

A must see and wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.”

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"The True Human Costs of Government Imposed Lockdowns with Jim Agresti"

Medical studies show that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world.    Beyond their obvious effects like suicide and substance abuse—these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a host of ailments like high blood pressu ...

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"A Conversation with Michael Pack, the Director of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”"

Join me as go behind the scenes with writer, director and producer Michael Pack about the making of his extraordinary film about Justice Clarence Thomas.  Distilled from over 30 hours of interviews during a six-month period with Justice Thomas and his wonderful wife Ginni, for the first time, he tells his entire ...

Length: 60 minutes
"Post Pandemic K-12 Education: Why We Don’t Want a Return to “Normal” with Jeanne Allen"

What comes next when we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown? What is “normal” is going to be like? Well in the case of America’s K-12 schools we should not want a return to normal, where “normal” means a nation where fewer than 30% of students - and fewer than 15% in poor communities - read, write, spell, do math or know history, science, or civics on grade level. “With the doors to m ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Big is Beautiful” with Robert Atkinson"

What do you think about the following statements? Small businesses are overwhelmingly responsible for job creation, innovation and American prosperity. Small businesses are more productive than big companies. And small business owners are the core of democracy in America. Yet Washington, controlled by big business and engaged in “crony capitalism,” systemically discriminates against smal ...

Length: 60 minutes
"“Calling for the Return of American Conservative Economics” with Oren Cass"

“There is more to life than economic freedom. And there is more to economic freedom than economic freedom. A society that attempts to maximize everyone’s freedom at every moment will fail miserably in preserving individual liberty and limiting government over time.”

Length: 60 minutes
"“Assessing Beijing’s Power” with Dean Cheng and Klon Kitchen"

China presents a vastly different challenge from anything America has confronted before.

The United States economy has never been as deeply dependent on an oppositional government the way we are with China. We have outsourced significant portions of virtually every important supply chain to China.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Life After the CoronaVirus: Planting the Seeds of Growth and Resilience” with Lawson Bader and Tracie Sharp"

The outbreak of the CoronaVirus has created a health crisis. But federal, state and local governments’ reactions to this challenge – however well intentioned – have created an economic crisis that will linger past any recovery from or stabilization of the spread of the disease.

Length: 60 minutes
"“China Rx: America’s Dependence on China for Medicine” with Rosemary Gibson and Frank Gaffney"

“Millions of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs made in China and don’t know it and neither do their doctors. These are prescription drugs in the legal supply chain that are distributed to U.S. hospitals, sold in corner drug stores and grocery store pharmacies, and distributed to military hospitals and clinics around the world,” explains Rosemary Gibson.

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"Masks and Scarves and Overdraft Protection With Arnold Kling"

This week I sought out Arnold Kling to learn more about some of his innovative ideas to deal with the health, economic and social fallout from the Covid-19 crisis. Arnold, who blogs at arnoldkling.com/blog, author of “Specialization and Trade” and “The Three Languages of Politics” and with a PhD in Economics from MIT is one of America’s more original and penetrating thinkers.

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"The health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 with Steve Moore and Jay Richards"

Join me as I talk with economist Steve Moore and Dr. Jay Richards about the health and economic crisis created by the coronavirus. And how to respond without all of our freedoms and civil liberties being trampled.

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"Steve Moore on the Trump Economy"

Last week I interviewed economist Steve Moore at a conference with conservative leaders. While the capital markets selloff and bad coronavirus news had not yet had hit galeforce levels, as it has this week, they were looming.

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"Making “First Lady” and Life in the Screen Trade with Nancy Stafford and Nina May."

Nancy Stafford, known to millions as Andy Griffith’s law partner on TV’s “Matlock” and Nina May, an award winning independent film maker, join me to talk about their new film “First Lady” a romantic comedy feature film premiering Valentine’s Day 2020.

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"Part 2: The Big Lie – Part Two of my conversation with Diana West and Frank Gaffney"

Join me on The Bill Walton Show as Diana West and Frank Gaffney tell a vivid and chilling story about the machinations to end the Trump Presidency.

Length: 60 minutes
"Part 1: The Red Thread: Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy with Diana West and Frank Gaffney"

The anti-Trump conspiracy is not about Democrats versus Republicans. It’s not about the ebb and flow of political power lawfully and peacefully transferred. It is about globalists versus nationalists, and they’re locked in the old and continuous Communist versus anti-Communist struggle, and fighting to the end whether we, the anti-Communists, recognize it or not.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Behind the Scenes of the Conservative Movement and The Republican Party” with Matt and Mercedes Schlapp"

Matt and Mercedes Schlapp give us a behind-the-scenes look at the conservative movement. Mercedes is the current communications director for the Trump/Pence re-election campaign and Matt is the chairman of CPAC.

Length: 60 minutes
"“China, Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare, 5G and Cyber-crime” with Klon Kitchen"

Cyber warfare is raging around the world, with China as the leading state actor. But unlike Russia, and unlike Iran, and unlike North Korea, China is deeply integrated into the US economy and many aspects of our national strength. This is one reason why Congress wanted to learn from my guest Klon Kitchen about the Chinese app TikTok.

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"Dick Bodman’s Remarkable Career and Life Lessons."

What do you do with a good friend who has had a successful career in many fields, who seems to be good at everything, and is interesting on a wide range of topics? Well, in my case, I bring him on my show.

Length: 60 minutes
"“An Impeachment Behind Closed Doors” with Jenny Beth Martin"

Jenny Beth Martin discusses politics, the Trump impeachment and why she co-founded the Tea Party Patriots.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Why It’s OK to be a Black Republican” with Star Parker and Winsome Sears"

Star Parker and Winsome Sears discuss race, religion, poverty, and our addiction to government.

Length: 60 minutes
"“They’re Both Wrong, But Wait Aren’t There Three Languages of Politics?” with John Tamny and Arnold Kling"

John Tamny and Arnold Kling discuss the problems of political parties in the US – and why are political elites still buying oceanfront property if the world climate crisis is so dire.

Length: 60 minutes
"“We’re in the midst of a Cold War. An Economic War” with Robert Atkinson"

Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of ITIF, describes the United States role in the war for influence and control.

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"Is Climate Change Really a Planetary Emergency? – with Myron Ebell"

Is the climate debate fueled by overheated climate models, inflated CO2 emission scenarios, disregarded basic data on human health and well being, and relentless exaggeration by political interests claiming to speak for “the science”?

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"Part 2: Who Owns The World’s Art? with C.D. Dickerson"

C.D. Dickerson, III, Curator, and Head of Sculpture Department at the National Gallery of Art, comments on issues around art ownership and repatriation – including art that was taken from Africa in the colonial era that now resides in museums all over the world.

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"Part 1: Who Owns The World’s Art? with CD Dickerson"

C.D. Dickerson, III, Curator, and Head of Sculpture Department at the National Gallery of Art, comments on issues around art ownership and repatriation – including art that was taken from Africa in the colonial era that now resides in museums all over the world.

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"Social Media Speech Police with Brent Bozell and Dan Gainor"

Has Facebook corporate become a parody? They banned a Prager University video on the “Ten Commandments.” Their explanation? “Well, it mentioned murder.” Maybe next time Prager should do a video on the “Nine Commandments.”

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"Part 2: Why We need to Care About “Space Warfare” with Kevin Freeman and Frank Gaffney"

Our military has a disturbing tendency to keep fighting the last wars, not the likely future ones. Now a visionary general is being forced into retirement because he’s advocating a very different approach to counter Chinese aims to achieve dominance in space.

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"Part 1: Frank Gaffney and Kevin Freeman on China’s War with the United States"

For decades, the U.S. has given China preferred trade & economic status. In a long overdue effort, President Trump is now negotiating new and more balanced trade deals with China, but however effective new trade deals will prove to be, they cannot address the many other dangers posed by China’s Communist Party.

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"Part 2: Money Greed and God with Jay Richards"

Economics as a discipline suffers from “physics envy” when it tries and fails to build mathematical models of the economy and society. Instead, it should be studying human behavior and focus on the intersection of health, morality, philosophy, wealth creation and how to bring people out of poverty, Jay Richards says on The Bill Walton Show.

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"Part 1: Money Greed and God with Jay Richards"

We know from history and evidence all around us, which economic system works, and which one makes people the happiest. It’s the economic system of free enterprise. But is it the most moral? Bill Walton explores the question with Jay Richards, author of the newly reissued book “Money, Greed and God.”

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"Deconstructing the Federal Reserve with George Selgin and Norbert Michel"

If the Fed brought home a report card reflecting its performance since its creation in 1914, its parents would not be pleased. Its record for stability is among the worst in the developed world, and it has done little to fix the problems it was invented to address.

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"Chen Guangcheng and Reggie Littlejohn on Human Rights in China, with Huchen Zhang"

Americans’ theory that more trade with China would open up the country to more democracy has been proven wrong. In fact, say Reggie Littlejohn, Huchen Zhang and Chen Guancheng on The Bill Walton Show, they have backfired. “You cannot tolerate evil. You cannot treat evil with kindness,” Zhang said.

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"Part 2: Ken Fisher: Thinking in Ways That Others Do Not, with John Tamny"

Ken Fisher on: coastal redwoods, dikes, efficient markets, quantitative easing, the limits of our knowledge, climate change, the fed, interest rates, why $100 billion isn’t that much money, money flows around the world like water downhill, tree science, behavioral science, why philanthropy is immoral and bad for humans, optimization of scarce resources, Bastiat, financial system intermediation and why inequality is a good thing.

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"Part 1: Billionaire Investor Ken Fisher on Donald Trump and Politics, with John Tamny"

Ken Fisher on: coastal redwoods, dikes, efficient markets, quantitative easing, the limits of our knowledge, climate change, the fed, interest rates, why $100 billion isn’t that much money, money flows around the world like water downhill, tree science, behavioral science, why philanthropy is immoral and bad for humans, optimization of scarce resources, Bastiat, financial system intermediation and why inequality is a good thing.

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"Why Some States Get Rich, While Others are Going Broke-Jonathan Williams and Seth Grove"

There are right ways for states to manage their economies – and some very wrong ones. So if you wanted to make your state more prosperous, wouldn’t it be helpful to have the tools to determine how it will perform years into the future? They exist.

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"Part 2: Ed Meese and Ron Nicol on Lessons Learned from the Trump Transition"

Ed Meese and Ron Nicol on Lessons Learned from the Trump Transition

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"Part 1: Ed Meese on the Mueller Report with Ron Nicol"

We had the good fortune to have Ron Nicol and Edwin Meese on The Bill Walton Show the day the Mueller report was released. Meese, a former U.S. Attorney General, says Robert Mueller should have made a decision on obstruction of justice by the president and that at least one of his attorneys was a “totally irresponsible, unprofessional, unscrupulous lawyer” whom “should not be in any part of the Department of Justice.” There’s much more in this penetrating analysis by one of our foremost Constitutional authorities.”

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"Part 2: We All Need to Make Protecting Habitats a Concern – Ron Maxwell and Skipper Darlington"

Species and habitat protection are issues that can be separated from polarizing disagreements about climate change. Everyone – on both the left and the right – ought to be able to come together to protect endangered species and their habitats. It’s a problem that humans have created and one that humans can solve.

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"Part 1: Half Earth for Species Protection with Ron Maxwell and Skipper Darlington"

The population of humans has almost tripled since 1950, and the impact on other species has been profound. Humans have absorbed vast amounts of habitat for living space and farmland, leading to the extinction of hundreds of species and threats to countless others. Ron Maxwell and Skipper Darlington join Bill Walton to talk about a radical but oddly simple and doable solution.

Length: 60 minutes
"Why Socialism Fails to Deliver with Richard Rahn"

“The economy of Venezuela has collapsed as a result of gross socialist mismanagement. Their currency is essentially worthless. To start over, the next government of Venezuela must re-establish the rule of law, protect private property rights and create a new currency.” So writes Richard Rahn, one of America’s most brilliant economists.

Length: 60 minutes
"Is War with China Inevitable? with Adm. James Stark and Dr. Stefan Halper"

In China, the U.S. confronts an adversary that saw itself as the Middle Kingdom –the center of the universe –for 3,000 years, then endured a century of humiliation and now seeks to return to what it sees as its rightful place in the world. Join Bill Walton as he and veteran Washington foreign policy experts Dr. Stefan Halper and Adm. James Stark discuss China’s comprehensive program to dominate its region and to challenge the U.S for cultural, economic and military superiority.

Length: 60 minutes
"Burn the Business Plan with Carl Schramm"

An entire industry – mostly government-funded – has sprung up around the idea of creating entrepreneurs. Don’t buy any of it. Don’t buy college. Don’t buy business incubators. Don’t buy mentors – you probably know more about what it takes to succeed in your business than they do.

Length: 60 minutes
"American Medical Insurance has Failed to Keep Pace w/Modern Medicine -John Steele Gordon"

Did you know there was no health insurance until 1930 and that 90 percent of today’s medical care did not even exist in 1950? Yet, health insurance has not evolved to match the innovation or the demand. On this week’s edition of “The Bill Walton Show,” economic author John Steele Gordon and I discuss how our antiquated health insurance system has utterly failed to keep pace with modern medicine, how our healthcare system became such a tangled, costly mess and where we can find simple, free market solutions.

Length: 60 minutes
"One Nation Ungovernable with Wayne Crews"

By some estimates, the cost of government regulation in the U.S. exceeds $2 trillion. An amazing number. And while we’re paying a fortune for existing regulations, major new ones are coming out at the rate of 3,000 per year, so fast that the White House can only do a cost-benefit analysis on less than one half of one percent of them.

Length: 60 minutes
"China’s Three Warfares with Dr. Stefan Halper and Admiral James Stark"

China is a mass of contradictions. Intellectual property thief. America’s largest trading partner. Home to 476 billionaires. Choked with air and water pollution. A rapidly aging population. And leadership eager to project its national will.

Length: 60 minutes
"Trumponomics with Steve Moore"

Ronald Reagan was a winner who believed in the boundless potential of America. Sound familiar? It’s one of the reasons Donald Trump is succeeding despite the relentless criticism. He “has a finger on the pulse of millions and millions and millions of Americans.” He beat 17 other candidates to get elected and then outsmarted Congress and his own advisers to get a much better tax bill. Learn how Trump gets what he wants on “The Bill Walton Show” with guest Steve Moore.

Length: 60 minutes
"What Both the Left and Right Miss About Work in America with Oren Cass"

I believe that growth can benefit all Americans, yet while our GDP has tripled in size from 1975 to 2015, average wages have barely risen. The response from both political parties has been to double down on policies that have failed to address this reality Maybe they’re missing something crucial in their economic calculations. A focus on work. Author and scholar Oren Cass explains on my new podcast. www.cgtv.us

Length: 60 minutes
"Financial Busts: Why Are We Always Surprised with Alex Pollock"

People look to the government to prevent future financial crises and too many trust that politicians and economic experts can create policies to protect us and our 401(k) plans. We shouldn’t rely on them. These experts are smart, mostly well-intentioned people but they can’t prevent the next crisis. No one can. Why is that? And why is a future crisis inevitable? I discuss these and many other questions with “Finance and Philosophy” author Alex Pollock.

Length: 60 minutes
"How to Restore Power to the American People with Peter Wallison"

Since the days of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, progressives have kept claiming that government bureaucrats know better than the rest of us. But putting more power into the hands of administrative agencies instead of our elected representatives leads government by the people to the road to extinction. American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison and I explain why this is such a huge problem on my new podcast.

Length: 60 minutes
"Bill speaks with Klon Kitchen and Dean Cheng on Reckoning with China"

Over the past forty years, since Deng Xiaoping began his policy of “Reform and Opening,” the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has evolved from a less developed country to the second largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world. Over the past 25 years, it has also steadily transformed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a force that is capable of influencing regional, and increasingly global, security environments.

Length: 60 minutes
"Why The Senate’s Ritual Defamation Of Brett Kavanaugh Threatens Every American"

“Any rational observer of the Democrats’ non-stop character assassination machine can see that something is seriously sick in our republic. Instead of allowing Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee were permitted to use trumped-up, hip-pocketed charges to stage a show trial more in tune with a totalitarian system.” Stella Morabito – The Federalist

Length: 60 minutes
"Why Talent Trumps Taxes with John Tamny and Ralph Benko"

Lower taxes and less regulation are great for business, but some are thriving in high-tax states like New York and California. On my new podcast, Ralph Benko explains the “Tamny Axiom”. Hint: there’s something more valuable in those states than low taxes.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Cultural hegemony and why it should concern Americans today” with Ralph Benko and David Nammo"

Why do 53 percent of millennials prefer socialism to capitalism? Probably because they don’t know what socialism is and neither does Bernie Sanders and others who embrace it. But how bad can it get? Democrats might be moving further to the left but it’s absurd to compare them to Marxists, right? My podcast guest, Ralph Benko, says you might be surprised at how similar their beliefs really are.

Length: 60 minutes
"Bill speaks with Haven Pell, Pundificator"

The next time you feel the urge to join a major protest to condemn the elite, powerful forces who are supposedly making your lives worse, don’t bother. The event is most likely organized by elite, powerful forces who are getting rich off your activism while you don’t make a dime or a dime’s worth of difference.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Entitlements aka Promises That Governments Can’t Keep” with Jim Agresti"

The next time you feel the urge to join a major protest to condemn the elite, powerful forces who are supposedly making your lives worse, don’t bother. The event is most likely organized by elite, powerful forces who are getting rich off your activism while you don’t make a dime or a dime’s worth of difference.

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money” with Bryan Caplan"

It’s long seemed obvious that if we want to truly fix education, actually make it work for the 21st century, we need to kill a stockyard full of our sacred cows. And we had just the man for the job on The Bill Walton Show this week. Bryan Caplan, a professor of economics at George Mason University and author of “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is Waste of Time and Money,” described the findings in his book and provided some stark recommendations based on them. First, he said, we need to understand what we’re doing in school. There is the romantic version, he said – you go, learn skills employers are interested in, then get jobs with those employers performing those skills. More likely is what he calls the “signaling school of education.” You mostly go to school to get certification, “a bunch of seals of approval saying, ‘Grade A worker’ or ‘Grade B worker.’” But, regardless of the grade, you need a seal.

Length: 60 minutes
"Chill. Trump Knows Putin is KGB. Expect Some Unconventional Success with Russia"

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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"America’s Crumbling Highways with Bob Poole"

Famed economist Milton Friedman called America’s highway system a “socialist enterprise” and he was right. America’s roads are in desperate need of repair and the federal government is clearly incapable of maintaining them efficiently. Drivers pay tens of billions of dollars in gasoline taxes every year and our infrastructure problems only seem to get worse.

Length: 60 minutes
"America’s Antiquated Air Traffic Control System with Bob Poole"

Did you know when you text someone that you’ve landed at the airport, you’re using far more advanced technology than your plane’s air traffic controller?

Length: 60 minutes
"The Schools We Need with Jeanne Allen and Sarah Walton"

America’s K-12 education system and institutions were designed in a different era for a different society, and we are at grave risk today from this obsolete system, which fails to prepare all children to succeed as adults. In fact, the system we have now was never designed or intended to reach all children.

Length: 60 minutes
"It’s Time to Get Serious About China with Stefan Halper and Pat Mulloy"

Just this year, the Chinese Communist Party held an election in the Great Hall of the People where Xi Jinping was voted “President for Life.” The vote was 2,958 for and six against. With this vote they proclaimed that China is now realizing its dream of national rejuvenation, and it’s grand strategy to restore its Empire.

Length: 60 minutes
"Why Bernie Sanders should understand Human Agency with Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley"

My guest, Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley, the free market economist and moral philosopher, wants to sit down with Bernie Sanders over a cup of coffee to talk about how to achieve the goals he proclaims. There’s a right way and a wrong way, and he’s not going to get there the way he’s going.

Length: 60 minutes
"“China Then and Now: Century of Humiliation to a $4 Trillion Trade Surplus” with Pat Mulloy and Stef Halper"

You’re looking at a country which is the most radical actor on the global stage since the French Revolution.

Length: 60 minutes
"The Politics of Nostalgia with Yuval Levin and Arnold Kling"

Every day, we’re confronted by headlines that reveal the ever-widening chasm between left and right in America. What’s driving this hyper-polarization? And are there any solutions? Thanks to a stimulating conversation with National Affairs Editor Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and independent scholar and economist Arnold Kling, I’m learning that there are some pretty fundamental cultural trends that we need to understand if we want to get at the roots of our frustrations. In part, they lie in what Yuval calls the “politics of nostalgia.” For Arnold, the author of The Three Languages of Politics, our speech is exacerbating America’s political divide.

Length: 60 minutes
"“China’s led by Engineers, the U.S. by Lawyers. What could possibly go wrong?” with Riley Walters and Herman Pirchner"

How would you react if the government put facial recognition cameras everywhere and kept tabs on your every move – right down to to how many squares of toilet paper you are using? It’s happening in China, as the communist government there clamps down on freedom and ramps up its economic and territorial ambitions in its quest to become the dominant player on the world stage.

Length: 60 minutes
"Is Free Trade Good for All Americans? with Ambassador Terry Miller"

This will go down in history as the episode of the Bill Walton Show where John Tamny referred to views I presented as utter nonsense and I called his naïve.

Length: 60 minutes
"What Acting Teaches You about You with Leigh Wilson Smiley"

It was the 21st episode of The Bill Walton Show, but there were a lot of firsts. For the first time, we warmed up for a show. It was not the cacophony of listening to an orchestra prepare to perform, although the difference between the sounds made during the warmup and the actual performance were almost as dramatic. Instead, there was deep breathing, sighs big enough to be felt in every bone in the body, and burbling. Yes, burbling.

Length: 60 minutes
"Our Disappointing Treasury with Peter Wallison"

The American Enterprise Institute Fellow discusses the growth, and the threat of, the Administrative State.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Are you Lazy or is it your job?” with John Tamny"

John discusses his new book, The End of Work, and the importance of finding a vocation you love.

Length: 60 minutes
"Arnold Kling and the Three Languages of Politics"

Common Ground with Bill Walton: Episode 18 – Independent Scholar Arnold Kling discusses his observations on the “three languages of politics” that pervade American politics.

Length: 60 minutes
"Block Chain Future and the FCC Local Media Rule-Making w/ George Gilder and Hance Haney"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 15 – Bill gets a briefing from George Gilder, who predicted the smart phone and a whole lot more… back in the 1980’s. Hance Haney also joins the conversation to discuss his work lobbying the FCC.

Length: 60 minutes
"Bill talks Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Adam Michel and Rachel Greszler"

It’s beginning to look like an opportunity squandered. Our pro-prosperity president wants a pro-growth tax package, but our Republican Congress cannot break out of self-imposed constraints and pass one. (Note: The information in this show is current as of November 11, 2017)

Length: 60 minutes
"“What is Venture Capital and How Does It Help Drive Cutting Edge Innovation” with Brett Gibson and Dan Mindus"

Technology is creating unprecedented wealth the world over, and venture capitalists find themselves in the midst of the best opportunities. It’s an exciting time. There are about $60 billion invested per year in US firms by venture capitalists, and my guests Dan Mindus and Brett Gibson, founders of NextGen, say another $100 billion or more is sitting on the sidelines ready to jump in.

Length: 60 minutes
"Republic For Which We Stand"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 12 – Playwright John B. Henry and citizen actors Bill Nitze and Bruce Fein join fellow thespian Bill Walton to discuss “Republic For Which We Stand”, a new play by Mr. Henry which portrays the behind-the-scenes struggle of the Founding Fathers and Mothers in drafting the constitution to give only Congress the power to declare war.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Charter Schools and Parent Choice” with Jeanne Allen and Johnny Taylor"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 11 – What would it mean to education if we gave each child a backpack full of cash and let their parents determine which school should receive that cash?

Length: 60 minutes
"“Philanthropy and Civil Society” with J.P. DeGance and Leah Hughey"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 10 – J.P. DeGance and Leah Hughey discuss the value philanthropy and how “civil society” can address to a host of challenges in America.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Taxing and Spending” with Romina Boccia and Adam Michel"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 09 – I’m not sure what left the bigger impression on me after my visit with Romina Boccia and Adam Michel–the thorny difficulty of the federal government’s fiscal challenges or the mindsets of those we elected to deal with them.

Length: 60 minutes
"Al Regnery & Matt Schlapp on the Republican Party"

The Bill Walton Show : Episode 08 – You don’t hear much about the Tea Party these days, but perhaps you should. After all, as Al Regnery, publisher to the conservative stars pointed out it just elected a president.

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Bill Walton Story” with John Tamny"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 07 – Political economist John Tamny flips the tables on Bill and interviews the man behind the podcast.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Everything You Need to Know About Economics (in only 45 mins)” with Dr. Arthur Laffer"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 06 – Dr. Authur Laffer, the famed economist who ushered in the era of supply side economics during the Reagan administration, sits down with Bill to discuss the policies that work, and those that don’t.

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Pursuit of Happiness” with Jimmy Kemp and Ralph Benko"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 05 – Jack Kemp played a huge role in the successful tax policies of the 1980’s. His son, Jimmy Kemp, joins Bill to discuss the legacy of his father and what’s necessary going forward. Ralph Benko is a champion of supply-side economics as well, and adds to the discussion insight garnered from decades national experience.

Length: 60 minutes
"“Achieving 4% Economic Growth” with John Tamny and Steve Moore"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 04 – Bill engages economic experts Steve Moore and John Tamny on how to achieve the holy grail of economic growth.. four percent.

Length: 60 minutes
"“The Power of Social Media” with Mike Thompson and Beverly Hallberg"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 03 – Thanks to the Internet and, increasingly, social media, we’re more connected than ever. We have Facebook friends and Twitter followers. We use Snapchat and Instagram to show our spontaneous sides. We post, comment, like, share and retweet information like never before. We engage. We sell. We persuade.

Length: 47.21 minutes
"“Heritage Scholars’ Take on Today’s Pressing Economic Issues” with Jack Spencer and Norbert Michel"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 02 – Bill sits down with two of The Heritage Foundation’s top economic experts – Jack Spencer and Norbert Michel – to discuss economic policy, tax reform, the Paris Climate Agreement, Dodd-Frank and more.

Length: 60 minutes
"Fixing Our Education System with Jeanne Allen"

The Bill Walton Show: Episode 01 – I’ve suspected this for some time, but after talking to Jeanne Allen, I’m more convinced than ever that school districts are among the top impediments to improving American education.

Length: 54.09 minutes
"The Power to Reengineer Humanity- Dr. Robert Epstein and Reggie Littlejohn"


Length: 53.32 minutes
"The Power to Re-engineer Humanity with Dr. Robert Epstein and Reggie Littlejohn"

Dr. Robert Epstein and Reggie Littlejohn describe how a leaked internal Google video describes their goal of impacting the beliefs, attitudes, purchases, and votes of 2.5 billion people around the world.   ...

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